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Historic St. James Episcopal Church - Independence, Iowa

Paperwork is being done for placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

The first church service held in Independence by a group of Episcopalians was on July 31, 1856 in the Methodist chapel. The Right Rev. Henry Washington Lee, D.D., L.L.D., bishop of Iowa officiated.

In February, 1858, the Rev. Benjamin R. Gifford held services for the group in the German Presbyterian Church here and a parish was organized under the name “Church of the Messiah”.

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